Hobro vs Copenhagen (By: Stanioooo)
Hobro host the reigning champions of Copenhagen in the 23th round of Denmark Superligaen.
The situation in Copenhagen is very complicated as the team is even not sure that will finish amongst the top 6 clubs in the Champions group. They are only 4 points above that zone at 4th position four rounds before the end of this part of the season and Hobro is one of the pretenders to take a top 6 spot. Copenhagen were also eliminated by Altetico Madrid in EL, which wasn't such a frustration, because the Denmark team was underdog in this tie. Now they have to concentrate in the domestic league and have to try climbing up in the table, because the 4th place doesn't suit them at all. They started good with a home win 1:0 against Odense which team has the same quality like Hobro in my eyes. I believe they will find their form and the first step is to secure theoretically their place during the top 6 teams as fast as they can and in the finals with the best teams to find their rhythm and to see if they can make a miracle and to win at least the 3rd place, because the first two teams of Midtjylland and Brondby are 20 points above them, while the 3rd placed Nordsjelland is 11 points above them. They have a hard task, but it's not impossible. Copenhagen still have the best squad, they just have to find their rhythm and the wins in row will follow.
Hobro is not the best home team with 5W-2D-4L and they have 2 hard matches and 2 absolutely possible match until the end of this stage of the league. They have the same points with the 6th placed team of Odense and the chances of being part of top 6 is absolutely possible. They will try to win something against the reigning champions today, but I'm sure they know if they don't succeed to do it, they will have another two chances in the next rounds against Lyngby and Silkeborg. After the winter break they lost their two home matches and moreover they don't have a home win till 22 October.
I think it's time Staale Solbakken's team to start playing the way they can and earn some wins till the end of this stage of the season. I expect Hobro to park the bus and to wait for their chances at counter-attacks, while Copenhagen's forwards Sotiriou and Santander to find the way to break the defensive wall they will face against their team. I think it wil be a low scoring game and it will finish 0:1 or 0:2 for the visitors. They just have to stop falling in the table if they want to achieve something during this season. Being concentrated only in the league, the wins finally have to start and the club to stabilize.
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